Spring Pea Salad

Here's a refreshing salad that uses those early spring vegetables. Hang on to this for a couple of weeks because, as of this writing, there is still snow on the ground!

Spring Pea Salad

1 bag (16Oz.) baby peas, frozen or 2 cups shelled and blanched fresh peas

1 cup snow peas or sugar snap peas or a combination of both

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions

1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 Tbs. vegetable oil

salt and pepper

String the peas. Combine all the vegetables in a bowl. Don't bother defrosting if using the frozen. Whisk together the oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Pour over the vegetable and toss. Let stand for about an hour to combine the flavors. Use within a day or two.

As you can see this is a simple salad that depends on quality ingredients. Buy the radishes with tops on and look for small ones. If you're lucky enough to have a garden, this is a great showcase for your first harvest.

Josie Duennes

I'm the food service manager at Nature's Bin, the mother of 2 grown sons and happily married for almost 30 years.

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